Anti-Romney Group Plans Local Protest
Take a look at what's happening in Attleboro and Seekonk.
1. A group of Sensata Technologies workers from Illinois are expected to be in Attleboro this morning to confront the CEO at the company's headquarters on Pleasant Street about their jobs being outsourced to China. Sensata was sort of created in 2006 (the actual history is more complex, go here if you want the full details) by Bain Capital, which was co-founded by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
"The Sensata delegation arrives as part of a nationwide Bain Worker Bus Tour that has traveled to states affected by what workers call the 'Romney-Bain Economy'—an economic model that ships good, family-supporting jobs overseas and slashes wages, hours and benefits for the few positions that remain," the group wrote in a press release.
The protest is expected to take place at 11 a.m.
2. Paving work is scheduled to continue on Central Avenue in Seekonk. It will start at the Attleboro city line at 7 a.m., according to the town's Public Works Department. The paving is expected to reach Baker's Corner by 11:30 a.m. Go here for more information.
4. A proposal for an Attleboro solar panel farm is among the items on the agenda for the Conservation Committee. The meeting will take place at Attleboro City Hall at 7 p.m. Go here to see the agenda.
5. Mostly sunny skies and a high in the low 60s are expected during the day, according to the National Weather Service. At night, it is expected to be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 40s.